Hoorah! I teach private piano and voice. And I've taught general/choral elementary
music in public schools for 12 years. Its nice to hear a parent quoting the research!
BTW - greetings! I am Lady Ysabiau la Jolicoeur d'Avignon - from sunny Trimaris.
Glad to be on board and hope to be of service - lend my voice to the cause.
--- In KWChoir@yahoogroups.com, Karen Kasper <arianna_wyn@y...> wrote:
> --- scarlets1@a... wrote:
> > I now enjoy learning for the sake of learning
> And that's why we're all in the SCA. :-)
> > I wonder what happened to those years of piano lessons.
> Oh, fear not, they weren't wasted. I've read that kids who learn piano
> see improvement across the board academically, especially in math. One
> study compared kids who studied piano, others who learned computer
> keyboarding skills and a third group who learned a non-keyboard musical
> instrument. The pianists won on cognitive development tests, hands
> My 9-year old is in his second year of piano and we've found another
> surprising benefit. He has learned to sing on pitch, which he didn't
> do very well until he learned piano.
> So even if you've lost the muscle memory to play piano two-handed, you
> can console yourself that you've gained other things from the
> Arianna of Wynthrope
> Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands
> Karen Kasper
> "Only the educated are free." Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD), Discourses
> "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." Malcolm
Forbes (1919 - 1990), in Forbes Magazine
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